Michèle Samter lives with her family near Zurich, where she works as a textile designer.

During a year-long stay in New York she discovered textile art through an exhibition of «Abstract Design in American Quilts» (1971) at the Whitney Museum. Inspired by the simplicity of African-American Gee’s Bend Quilts, «less is more» became an integral part of her own design and life philosophy.

She’s a board member of patCHquilt since march 2020 where she is in charge of communication.

Besides creating her own work, Michèle Samter advocates for textile art to receive its proper place within the art community.